Michelle Gately, the mother of Kaitlyn Rose Gately, the 17-year-old Baker City girl who was reported as missing and endangered earlier in the week, said late Thursday, Nov. 4 that her daughter has returned home.

In a message to the Baker City Herald, Michelle Gately wrote that she’s “so happy that she’s home and will definitely be working on bettering the relationship so she doesn’t feel she has to run away when there is friction between us.”

Michelle said she slept through the night for the first time since Kaitlyn went missing on Oct. 28.

Michelle thanked all those who shared Kaitlyn’s photo and helped her search for her daughter.

The Baker City Police department posted on its Facebook page on Nov. 1 that Kaitlyn Gately was “missing and endangered.”

Michelle Gately said in an interview with the Herald that she had seen her daughter at Baker High School on the morning of Oct. 28. They argued about a cellphone Kaitlyn had been using, which was not her own, and Kaitlyn didn’t return home that afternoon.

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